16 Steps to Nutritional Change

August 18, 2014 – 7:24 am
Follow even just one of these 16 nutritional steps, and you will have results. Follow them all, and your life will change. Make them a lifestyle and in several months you’ll be in awe of your energy level, the spring in your step, and yes, how you feel in your healthy performance throughout the day. 1. Write it down! Journal your meals; when you have them and what you eat and drink. Include everything even to a handful of almonds, or that sneaky glorified candybar that supplement companies call “energy.” What you don’t realize will hurt you. But what you write down guarantees that you understand why your energy fluctuates, and empowers you to make specific and lasting changes! 2. Eat a meal every 3 hours approximately with protein and complex carbs (greens and browns, no whites) at every meal. Front load your protein by eating more good stuff. If you eat ...

Don’t Fight the Old - Build the New

August 18, 2014 – 6:49 am
  If you're facing a significant challenge in your life which demands change, logic doesn't suffice. If rationale were enough, we could explain to ourselves the reasons that smoking tobacco, drinking soda or eating high fructose corn syrup is bad for us, and stop immediately. But reason doesn't work. We know we "ought" to change the behavior, but the question remains: "How?" "I very rarely think in words at all. A thought comes, and I try to express it afterwards," describes Alberto Einstein. Einstein, in his dyslexia, once had a dream of riding a light beam, a dream which became the foundation for his theory of relativity. Despite the far-reaching scientific implications of his theory, the mathematics underlying his idea were not very complicated, though how many thousands of other thinkers were completely unable to think through his remarkably uncomplicated thought? It had just been a dream to young Albert. In Junior High ...

1st 2 Flows of the Week August 2014 (Videos Inside)

August 17, 2014 – 2:02 pm
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July 2014 Flows of the Week - Videos Inside

August 17, 2014 – 2:01 pm
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What you repeatedly choose…

August 17, 2014 – 6:49 am
  "You are what you repeatedly do. Therefore, Mr. Sonnon, excellence is not an act, but rather simply - a habit," Professor Jonathan Winter paraphrased Aristotle to me as I talked to him about my upcoming black belt test. I hung on his every word, as this insight released me from the torture of perceived incompetency. I may not have been born great, but I could make myself so. Aristotle would be hired to teach an "unteachable" dyslexic boy named Alexander. Alexander's prior teacher, a harsh, austere disciplinarian, named Leonidas had been punishing the boy with ruthless lessons, until the teacher gave up. Leonidas told the boy, "You will never be great, because you are soft and weak." Leonidas would wake the boy at dawn, and would force him to run to the river for a compulsory swim from one side of the river to the other and back, before he would be ...

Eat to Survive, Increase Energy, Change Mood, Perform Better of Improve Health

August 16, 2014 – 11:22 am
“Why are you about to put that in your mouth?” I started asking myself this many years ago to bring guilt-free consciousness to my nutrition. As I became increasingly more mindful of my eating and drinking patterns, several reasons for why I consumed food and drink appeared: 5. Survival: In some places I’ve traveled, people were desperate for anything upon which they could subsist. When I was homeless, I was grateful for anything I could find to eat, especially when given as a gift. When you’re starving, no one cares about organic, local, whole, grass-fed, or nutrient density. You just want to eat.. Anything. That includes fast food, junk food and everything categorized by anyone as “unhealthy.” No one should argue quality with someone having insufficient quantity. 4. Energy: Only slightly above subsistence, when you can afford food, but your work and time demands intervene upon your ability to plan and schedule, ...

Widen your perspective to see the obstacle’s opportunity

August 16, 2014 – 8:11 am
  Ever felt totally alone in a crowd? That's how I experienced childhood: surrounded by strangers I'd 'known' for years of school. In junior high, my idea for a game needed other players, but it felt that anyone I would ask would laugh at me if I asked them to participate.   "You only have two choices: either each person you meet is random, or you've met them for a specific reason. It's got to be one or the other," a trusted teacher said when I disclosed my idea. So, everyone I bumbled into the next day, I asked to play my game. Not one wanted to participate. Some older students even pushed me up against the wall, threw my drawing journals down the hall, laughing. My spirit felt crushed.   Bleary-eyed in frustration, I confronted my teacher with my failure. She said, "When we want to be with other people, sometimes we don't listen ...

Exercise approximates life in the natural world

August 15, 2014 – 10:41 am
Growing up on a farm, and farming as my earliest work, reminds us that "exercise" evolved from distancing ourselves to the natural world. We exercise to compensate for a lifestyle disconnect from our biology. We could receive all of the exercise we require the way our great grand parents did. Since that isn't a possibility for many, how will we exercise in a way which best fulfills our biological heritage? The method which best approximates our patterns of positive primal stress; see www.primalstress.com for my expression of "anthropological exercise." (Yes, there could be a club, sword, shield, sling and javelin in there, too.) a2a_linkname="Exercise approximates life in the natural world";a2a_linkurl="http://www.rmaxinternational.com/flowcoach/?p=2208";

How to recover from spasms (scandalous)

August 15, 2014 – 6:37 am
  Neck spasms can be VERY frightening, and yet fear itself slows recovery and increases pain by amplifying the strength of the spasm. Having broken my neck originally by being thrown upon it at the 94 grand national championships, two decades of many spasmodic echoes since lead me to adopt alternative, albeit scandalous, strategies for accelerating recovery. As soon as I feel a tweak of vulnerability or strain, I start a "dialogue with my tissue" thanking it for protecting me from a more major injury. Then, I use ice and anti-inflams to assist it, and (www.intu-flow.com) mobility to bathe it with nutrition after the twenty minutes off ice. When worries return, I fight them off by expressing gratitude to the area. Talking to my own body may sound loopy, but in my years working movement therapy a neurobehavioral clinic and subsequent years studying neuroscience, I discovered that this dialogue works because trauma severs ...

Another 5 Star Review of “A Mountain Stands”!

August 14, 2014 – 11:17 am
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